National Youth Institute Film Festival
Upcoming Community Events
You are cordially invited to attend our National Youth Institute Film Festival that is being held in Long Beach, CA on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 from 9am - 3pm. come by and see all the Youth Institute replication sites compete for the BEST short film and BEST youth-designed magazine for 2013. If you are personally planning to attend the event please RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions to the Scottish Rite Event Center can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/pnvy3xl
For more information, check out the Youth Institute Facebook Page!
Promise Zones Informational Webinar
Thursday, August 22, 2013
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Promise Zones initiative is an exciting new strategy being implemented by the Obama Administration to address the challenges of concentrated poverty. Building upon the proven tools implemented by the President during his first term to combat poverty, this initiative will designate a number of high-poverty communities as Promise Zones, with which the federal government will partner and invest in to create jobs, leverage private investment, increase economic activity, expand educational opportunities, and improve public safety.
This webinar will introduce this interagency effort, explore its potential for tackling complex issues, and discuss eligibility for application.
Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
Brian Smedly, Vice President and Director, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Racquel Russell, Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs & Economic Mobility, White House Domestic Policy Council
Lisa Cylar Miller, Deputy Director, Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink
Solidarity Candle Light Vigil
PADNET is turning ONE!
Family Food Fest in San Pedro
Harbor Community Clinic and HCBF invite you to attend our first annual Family Food Fest. The event is FREE and open to the public!
Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 11am to 2pm
Please join us for an afternoon of free health screenings, community resources, live music, kid activities, and free food - while supplies last!
Every $5 donation pays for a bag of groceries for a family of four to be distributed at the festval. Your tax-deductible donation will directly help feed a San Pedro family!
I'd like to donate a bag of groceries!
Be a Volunteer or Vendor!
To volunteer at the event or if you'd like a booth of your own, contact Ata Khan, Program Associate, email@example.com or 310-997-7116. There's no cost to participate!
Parking and Booth Legend
Click Here to View: Event Parking Map and Booth Legend
MacArthur Park/ Whittier School Neighborhood
and your neighbor Raymond Chavarria invite you to come to the
Come and work with your neighbors to clean up your neighborhood!
When: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Time: 8:00am - Noon
Where: 1352 Gundry Ave., Long Beach
For more information, please call
Bryant S. Ben at (562) 570-1691
Sponsored by the Department of Development Neighborhood Services Bureau
Parque MacArthur/ Escuela Whittier Vecindario
y Su vecino Raymond Chavarria le invitan a usted a asistir a una
Limpieza de Vecindario
Venga y trabaje con sus vecinos para limpiar su vecindario
Cuando: Sabado, 17 de agosto del 2013
Hora: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Lugar: 1352 Gundry Ave., Long Beach
Para mas informacion, por favor llame a Bryant Ben al 562-570-1691
Patrocinado por el Buro de Servicios del Vecindarios del Departamento de Servicio Desarrollo
Long Beach Rising! 2013 Organizer Training
Application Deadline - August 31st
Long Beach Rising! is a non-partisan program and comprehensive approach to strengthen civic engagement, voter mobilization, and community organizing among communities historically marginalized from the political process, including low-income communities. In partnership with local organizations, we hosted the People's State of the City 2013, Power Analysis Workshop Series, and this fall we plan to launch our 2013 Leadership Training.
The Long Beach Rising! Leadership Training 2013 will cover everything from how to organize locally, build coalitions, conduct door-to-door outreach & canvass, and strengthen movements for social and economic change. We strongly encourage residents, students, activists, and organization members to apply.
"The goal of the program is to increase civic engagement in Long Beach, to increase the number of people voting in our local elections, getting involved in community organizations that address issues they care about, and understanding that their voice and experience is important in the political process."- Christine Petit, Steering Committee
Last year's graduates had the opportunity to participate in a civic engagement project that strengthened voter engagement and mobilization of hundreds of residents in low voting areas of our city. Many graduates also played an integral role in helping pass Measure N, the first-ever Living Wage policy in the City of Long Beach.
APPLY TODAY! Download an application (Click Here)
Join us for a fun day at Drake Park and let's make friends of neighbors!!
11am - 4pm
Free Activities: games + sports, clothing + book swaps by the Long Beach Free Store, homemade natural cleaning products, arts + crafts, face-painting, seed planting by Foodscape Long Beach, hydration station by Green Long Beach and more!!
There will also be a potluck! So please bring a dish to share (if you can). your own plate, cup + utensils, plus a blanket to sit and relax!
Unase a nosotros para un dia de diversion en Drake Park y hagamos amigos de nuestros vecinos!!
31 de Agosto
11am - 4pm
Musica en Vivo
Actividades GRATIS: juegos y deportes, intercambio de ropa y libros por el LB Free Store, taller de limpieza natural, taller de arte recilcado, pinta-caritas, taller de sembrar semillas por Foodscape Long Beach, estacion de hidratacion por Green Long Beach y mucho mas!!
Tambien habra un potluck!
Por favor traiga una comida para compartir wi puede, su propio plato, cubiertos ye taza, y una cobija para sentarse y relajarse!!
TCC Beach Walk 2013
The Children's Clinic, "Serving Children and Their Families" 2013 Beach Walk: Walk for a Healthy Community (BW13) website is up and running!
Register, Start a Team or Sponsor our event today!
This year's event will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013 and we need you to help us raise critically needed funds to support TCC's vision of a community that is health for all residents.
BW13, which takes place on the Marina Green on Shoreline Drive in downtown Long Beach, is heading into its 23rd year, and this year we are creating a Healthy Lifestyles Village complete with a 1K Super Kids Race for children under 12; our traditional 5K walk for friends and families, games, music, free food tastings and health screenings and lots of giveaways, all of which help grow healthier communities in our fabulous city.
Make sure to join or start a team online today!
Special Health Reports: The State of California
On Dumping Grounds
Reporter Ruxandra Guidi brings us a story about the dilemma of a garbage dump located on Native American land with little regulation, and how it affects the neighboring farmworker communities.
The Languages of Natividad
The Natividad Medical Center in the Salinas Valley is figuring out how to provide services to patients who speak indigenous languages, such as Mixteca, Zapoteca, and Triqui. Natividad has been contacted and is contacting various hospitals across the country, hoping to help their doctors communicate with their indigenous patients.
You Crazy? Latino and Mental Health
An in-depth report that’s exploring how three young Latinos have addressed and dealt with anxiety, depression, and relationships. We also speak with Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, a professor with expertise in Latino community health and founding director of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, who brings us a psychological perspective on how much of the Latino culture handles these issues.
The Davis Enterprise’s report on the event: “Report, panel look at mental health challenges among young Latinos.”
Heat Stress in the Fields (currently airing this week)
The 2013 summer heat wave has caused three deaths of agricultural workers in the Fresno County, underscoring the need for heat illness regulations to protect agricultural workers.